Island News

Port Blair, 30 Jun 2016/--/As expected,  the performance of Andaman Nicobar team in the 56th National Inter State Athletic Championship being held at Hyderabad has proved to be awfully dismal. The manner in which the...
Port Blair, 30 Jun 2016/--/Underlining the achievements of BSNL,  Mr. R. N. Jha, the Chief General Manager of Andaman & Nicobar and West Bengal Sector, said that although the BSNL  Mobile, landline and Internet...
Port Blair, 30 Jun 2016/--/The power supply complaints from the domestic and commercial consumers shoot up manifold during the rainy season forcing the Linesmen and mazdoors of the Electricity Department toil hard from...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 30 Jun 2016/--/While announcing candidate list for the state Assembly elections in March, CPI(ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya had termed Left Front’s alliance with the Congress party as a Khachhi kintu gilchhi na (eating but not swallowing) approach. Speaking to The Echo of...
Kolkata, 30 Jun 2016/--/Even though the logjam on the issue of allotment of SEZ status to IT giants Infosys and Wipro that stood in the way of the duo's making huge investments in the state continues, the state government is not at all ready to close the chapter, and the department of information...

Sports News

Villeneuve-d'Ascq, 20 Jun 2016/--/Paul Pogba shone through the mediocrity as hosts France secured top spot in Euro 2016 Group A following a subdued 0-0 draw with Switzerland in Lille on Sunday. A game that featured...
HARARE, 20 Jun 2016/--/India rode on young seamer Barinder Sran's memorable debut performance to notch up a crushing 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International and level the three-match series...

Stand Alone

US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shanon Jr (middle) today met chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat at Nabanna. Wh...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DARJEELING, 30 Jun 2016/--/With chief minister Mamata Banerjee announcing certain posts in various state government panels to GNLF president Mann Ghisingh and Jan Andolan Party president Harka Bahadur Chhetri, the...
Gangtok, 30 Jun 2016/--/Fair & Lovely, the pioneer of skin lightening creams and face care expert, extends its portfolio by introducing the new Fair & Lovely Powder Cream. Created with a breakthrough fairness...
DARJEELING, 29 Jun 2016/--/GTA Sabhasad and education department executive Roshan Giri has written to state education minister Partha Chatterjee reminding him about his assurance to regularise the voluntary teachers...

National News

NEW DELHI, 30 Jun 2016/--/Countries sponsoring and harbouring terrorists should be made to pay the price, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said today, calling for a united global fight against terrorism. In an...
NEW DELHI, 30 Jun 2016/--/Indian Air Force will raise the first squadron of home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with the induction of two aircraft into the force here tomorrow. State-run HAL will hand over the first...

Business News

NEW DELHI, 30 Jun 2016/--/Eye Q Super Speciality Eye Hospitals has been honoured with 'Innovation in Quality of service Delivery' award at the 2nd year of National Awards for Excellence in Healthcare 2016 held at Taj...
Bhubaneswar, 30 Jun 2016/--/In a major achievement, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar has darted into the list of top 500 NGOs of the world. KISS has been placed among the 10 best NGOs of India in...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 30 Jun 2016/--/Stocks Thursday wiped off their Brexit losses suffered last week by soaring over 259 points, in line with a global rally, on improving prospects of the economy to close just below the 27,000-mark. This is the strongest quarterly show of the market in two years since Prime...

Political Delicacies

15 May 2016/--/Ghulam Nabi Azad is the man to watch. After the Congress lost power in 2014, Sonia Gandhi was left with no choice except to fall back on the old Congress pack. Azad had been minister ri...
8 May 2016/--/Political circles are abuzz with speculation about Brajesh Mishra and Ranjan Bhattacharya’s role in the Agusta Westland deal which was signed in 2003. Rajiv Tyagi,  one of the cousins of...

North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 29 Jun 2016/--/Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said two new airports would come up in Malda and Balurghat. She said the state government has taken land on lease for 30 years for the two airport...
SILIGURI, 29 Jun 2016/--/More than 20 people travelling in a bus were injured this morning, seven of them critically, following a head-on collision between a Kolkata-bound truck and a bus heading towards Siliguri at...
SILIGURI, 29 Jun 2016/--/Micromax Informatics, handset manufacturer today announced two new smartphones in its hugely successful regional language based Canvas Unite Series- Unite 4 and Unite 4pro. The newly launched...

Echo World

Kabul, 30 Jun 2016/--/A twin suicide attack on a convoy of buses carrying police cadets killed 37 people and wounded 40 others today, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in Paghman district, some 20...
London, 26 Jun 2016/--/A constantly growing online petition pressing for a second referendum on the UK's decision to quit the EU passed 3 million signatures today, all garnered in just 48 hours, signalling a major...

Reflex Action

30 Jun 2016/--/The Word Trade Organization (WTO) held its sixth review of China’s trade policies and practices in Geneva on June 20 to 22. The world trade monitoring body’s conclusive message is that “the basic national conditions of China as a big developing country have not changed and will not be...

Editorial

30 Jun 2016/--/The terror attack on Istanbul on Tuesday in which 41 were killed and some 240 injured, many of them critically, was waiting to happen. Ten months ago, in August last year, the ISIS put Turkey and its president Recip Erdogan on notice when its official organ Dabiq carried a cover story that declared that Erdogan was in their hit list. The Turkish State was branded an ‘apostate’ State...